The “Green Thing” — Pesky Truth

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my day.” The young clerk responded, “That’s […]

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Practicing Your Preps: Hiking

It’s no surprise that most preparedness minded people tend to focus heavily on food, water, equipment and firearms as those will likely be the most immediate needs in a crisis. However, do you or will you have the physical and mental strength to weather such a crisis? This is a question I have often asked myself through this journey and sadly, if I’m to be honest with myself, I would have to say no. Continue reading “Practicing Your Preps: Hiking”

What Type of Events Are You Preparing For?

Hurricane, EMP attack, Solar flare, Yellowstone Volcano, Global Warming, race war, civil war, foreign invasion, viral outbreak, take over by the Federal Government, financial collapse or economic depression, zombie apocalypse; what is it that drives you to prepare for the future?

Hurricane: I think we can all agree on the massive devastation and chaos a hurricane can cause as we’ve witnessed it time and time again. 2016 saw the first increase in hurricane activity since 2012 with 7 hurricanes and 4 considered major. Hurricanes can be a real concern depending of course on where you live. Before our relocation to Tennessee we had considered the Carolina’s, events such as this are why we decided otherwise. Move out of such a zone if you can, or have that ‘bug out’ bag ready when the weatherman says go.  Continue reading “What Type of Events Are You Preparing For?”

Quest for Solar Continues

In our quest to add some backup power via solar energy we’ve been spending hours prowling online resources for practical (and complete) information on making this a reality. YouTube and other sites have plenty of articles and videos on the topic, but many are lacking complete information. We did however find some great information over at the TinHatRanch.com that we thought was worth sharing. If you are considering adding some solar to your preps here is a great video to get you going.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Happy prepping!